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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What ultimately happens to Charles's teacher?
(a) She is fired.
(b) She returns to class.
(c) She is eaten by the tiger.
(d) She loses her mind.

2. In "Here There Be Tygers," what does Charles call the bathroom that leads him to be corrected by his teacher?
(a) The receptacle.
(b) The banishing place.
(c) The wc.
(d) The basement.

3. Where does Mike originally find the narrator?
(a) Through his cousin.
(b) In a speakeasy.
(c) In jail.
(d) Through the Yellow Pages.

4. To what city does Mrs. Todd offer to take Homer?
(a) Boston.
(b) Wildvines.
(c) Cape Cod.
(d) Bangor.

5. Where did the inventor of the jaunt make his discovery?
(a) In a space station.
(b) In his kitchen.
(c) In a barn.
(d) In a laboratory.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the teacher in "Here There Be Tygers"?

2. What does Randy do after 24 hours alone?

3. To what location do David, Billy, and the neighbor travel after the fog rolls in?

4. How much does Mike Scollay offer to pay the band?

5. What does Charles encounter in the bathroom?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of King's use of a "Wouldn't it be funny if . . . ?" beginning to his short stories? What do you think this method adds to or detracts from his stories?

2. What seems to be the factor linking Mrs. Todd and Homer?

3. The narrator seems to follow a theme throughout the story. What is the main theme the narrator displays?

4. What is the implied source of the infestation in "The Mist"? How does he make this implication? What do you think King is trying to say with this implication?

5. In "The Jaunt," Mark's family is destroyed by Mark's own deception. Given the reasons for his deception, do you think he was justified in his actions.

6. Why do you think King bases his entire introduction on a seemingly mundane conversation with a friend?

7. "The Wedding Gig" is rife with metaphors, figures of speech in which an implied comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common. For example, "Love is a rose" is a metaphor. Identify a metaphor from "The Wedding Gig" and identify the two things being compared.

8. Hyperbole is a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect; an extravagant statement. For example, "The sun was blindingly bright and hotter than ten thousand fires." Give an example of hyperbole from "The Wedding Gig" and give an explanation of why King uses it in this story.

9. The creator of the teleportation device used in the jaunt first experimented with mice. What is the significance of the first trip taken by the mice?

10. What is the significance of the "Execute" button on the word processor, and how does Richard feel when looking at that button for the first time?

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